About defi consulting
Lisa Ingarfield, PhD
Defi Consulting's lead consultant is a writer, researcher, and systems thinker. She has a doctorate in Communication Studies with a focus in intercultural communication. Dr. Ingarfield is also an amateur triathlete and coach. She has worked in non-profits, education, criminal justice, and government for over 20 years. As a consultant, Dr. Ingarfield works with organizations and businesses to conduct research and evaluation, provide organizational and system review, and offers writing services including grant writing, content writing, and other writing projects.
Dr. Ingarfield can help your organization develop logical structural solutions, communication strategies, and help you think about innovation and growth using research and evaluation to drive your goals, She is able to see where organizational structures are broken and need repair. Listening to, and communicating with, the people who comprise the organization is central to implementing any kind of change. She is committed to enhancing the workplace so that employees feel valued, heard and included and so organizations can be more effective in serving the communities they seek to support.
Dr. Ingarfield's experience is as broad as it is deep. Her varied experiences combine in such a way to provide organizations with an inquisitive, thoughtful, and innovative consultancy experience. Her work is embedded in the needs of her client, always with the goal of improving structures, systems, communication, employee and client experiences and programs.
Dr. Ingarfield has a particular speciality in assessing work climates and systems for gender inclusivity. She writes frequently on the systemic barriers facing women in culture, work, and sport.
She specializes in working with criminal justice, higher education, sport, and non-profit agencies.